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sophia6396 Aug 23rd 2009 7:11 am

Sound proofing my windows!!!
 
I have tried the earplugs but they really do hurt my ears..

Tried calling the muncipality/noise department, they are completely useless!

The construction work (sometimes 24hrs) just outside my window is killing me! please help, I need solutions, I have thought of boarding up my bedroom window but I dont know if that will make much difference.... any suggestions?

Millhouse Aug 23rd 2009 7:45 am

Re: Sound proofing my windows!!!
 

Originally Posted by sophia6396 (Post 7868188)
I have tried the earplugs but they really do hurt my ears..

Tried calling the muncipality/noise department, they are completely useless!

The construction work (sometimes 24hrs) just outside my window is killing me! please help, I need solutions, I have thought of boarding up my bedroom window but I dont know if that will make much difference.... any suggestions?

invest in some decent ear plugs... I assume you are on salam street?

Danajj Aug 23rd 2009 7:53 am

Re: Sound proofing my windows!!!
 
One of my friends recently bought a slab of dense 6 inch foam - cut it to size and placed it in the window space - said it worked a treat - plus it was a great sunlight blocker.

sophia6396 Aug 23rd 2009 4:22 pm

Re: Sound proofing my windows!!!
 
I am in JLT...:(

Danajj i like the idea of the foam, might give that a go, thanks.

admon Aug 24th 2009 3:20 am

Re: Sound proofing my windows!!!
 

Originally Posted by sophia6396 (Post 7868188)
I have tried the earplugs but they really do hurt my ears..

Tried calling the muncipality/noise department, they are completely useless!

The construction work (sometimes 24hrs) just outside my window is killing me! please help, I need solutions, I have thought of boarding up my bedroom window but I dont know if that will make much difference.... any suggestions?

I'd just move. One of my friends has just negotiated out of his JLT rent contract to get away from the noise. Well worth the 2 months extra rent he had to pay.


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